Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta (Bengali pronunciation: [ʃaɡotalokkʰi daʃɡupto]) is a Bengali musician and exponent of Rabindra Sangeet.

Dasgupta obtained an M.A. in Music from Rabindra Bharati University and was trained in classical music by her father Pabitra Dasgupta and Rabindra Sangeet from Maya Sen. She is an ‘A’ grade artist of AIR and TV.
She has presented 17 solo albums as cassettes, fourteen other cassettes and four CDs released by HMV. Twenty-three single albums are of Rabindra Sangeets. There are 10 albums of her self-composed Modern songs.

She stood first in All India Singing Talent Contest in 1985, Rabindra Sangeet and Bhajan in All India Radio Music Competition (Akashbani) in 1986 Rabindra Sangeet and Atul Prasadee both in West Bengal Rajya Music Competition in 1986.

She has a number of awards to her credit, Promothesh barua Award for best female performance in 1995, Anandolok Award as best Female Playback Singer in 1998, 2002, 2003, Dishari (Film Journalist Award) for best female playback in 1998-99, Uttam Kumar Award for best Rabindra Sangeet Cassette (“Esechho Prem”) in 1997, Sailajaranjan Award in 1998 and Cha-Cha-Cha Award for outstanding achievement in music for the decade 1990-99.

She is being honoured with the Millennium Kalakar Award for her outstanding contribution in Indian Music. In 2004, her album of Rabindra Sangeets, “CHENA FAGUN”, was awarded as the “Best album of Rabindra Sangeets”(among female artists).

Edited by quasarzafar on 8 Jan 2013, 08:38

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